NBA & ABA Career Leaders and Records for Steals

Active players are listed in bold.
* Indicates member of the Hall of Fame.

NBA/ABA

NBA/ABA Table
Rank Player STL
1. John Stockton* 3265
2. Jason Kidd 2684
3. Michael Jordan* 2514
4. Gary Payton* 2445
5. Maurice Cheeks 2310
6. Scottie Pippen* 2307
7. Julius Erving* 2272
8. Clyde Drexler* 2207
9. Hakeem Olajuwon* 2162
10. Alvin Robertson 2112
11. Karl Malone* 2085
12. Mookie Blaylock 2075
13. Allen Iverson* 1983
14. Derek Harper 1957
15. Kobe Bryant 1944
16. Isiah Thomas* 1861
17. Kevin Garnett 1859
18. Don Buse 1818
19. Chris Paul 1793
20. Shawn Marion 1759
21. Paul Pierce 1748
22. Magic Johnson* 1724
23. Ron Harper 1716
24. Metta World Peace 1711
25. Fat Lever 1666
26. LeBron James 1657
27. Charles Barkley* 1648
28. Gus Williams 1638
29. Hersey Hawkins 1622
30. Eddie Jones 1620
31. Rod Strickland 1616
32. Mark Jackson 1608
33. Terry Porter 1583
34. Doc Rivers 1563
35. Larry Bird* 1556
36. Doug Christie 1555
37. Andre Miller 1546
38. Nate McMillan 1544
39. Jeff Hornacek 1536
40. Chris Mullin* 1530
  Baron Davis 1530
42. Kendall Gill 1519
43. Jason Terry 1515
44. Reggie Miller* 1505
45. Dennis Johnson* 1477
46. Andre Iguodala 1472
47. Micheal Ray Richardson 1463
48. Ray Allen 1451
49. George McGinnis 1448
50. Jerome Kersey 1439
51. Tim Hardaway 1428
52. Dwyane Wade 1414
53. Randy Smith 1403
54. Clifford Robinson 1402
55. David Robinson* 1388
56. Bobby Jones 1387
57. Dominique Wilkins* 1378
58. Muggsy Bogues 1369
  Ben Wallace 1369
60. Vince Carter 1361
61. Derek Fisher 1352
62. Charles Oakley 1351
63. Mike Gale 1349
64. Rickey Green 1348
65. Quinn Buckner 1337
66. Monta Ellis 1331
67. T.R. Dunn 1316
68. Latrell Sprewell 1294
69. Alvan Adams 1289
70. Vlade Divac 1288
71. George Gervin* 1283
72. David Wesley 1280
  Walter Davis 1280
74. John Lucas 1273
75. Manu Ginobili 1267
76. Kenny Anderson 1258
77. Terry Cummings 1255
78. Grant Hill 1248
79. Brevin Knight 1229
80. Tyrone Corbin 1228
81. Byron Scott 1224
82. Robert Parish* 1219
83. Mitch Richmond* 1211
84. Reggie Theus 1206
85. Gerald Wallace 1200
86. Grant Long 1199
  Moses Malone* 1199
88. Ray Williams 1198
89. Chris Webber 1197
90. Dan Majerle 1194
91. Norm Nixon 1187
92. Shawn Kemp 1185
  Rajon Rondo 1185
94. Trevor Ariza 1179
95. Mike Bibby 1172
96. Calvin Murphy* 1165
97. Caron Butler 1163
98. Jack Sikma 1162
99. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1160
100. Robert Horry 1158
101. Jay Humphries 1153
102. Chris Ford 1152
103. Fred Brown 1149
104. Horace Grant 1143
105. Terrell Brandon 1142
106. Sedale Threatt 1138
107. Tracy McGrady 1136
  Patrick Ewing* 1136
109. Danny Ainge 1133
  Darrell Armstrong 1133
111. Dirk Nowitzki 1128
112. Anfernee Hardaway 1125
113. Lindsey Hunter 1120
  Sleepy Floyd 1120
115. Rashard Lewis 1115
116. Nick Anderson 1114
117. Stephen Jackson 1109
118. Brian Taylor 1106
119. Sam Perkins 1105
120. Rick Barry* 1104
121. Andrei Kirilenko 1097
122. Larry Hughes 1092
123. Darrell Walker 1090
  Rasheed Wallace 1090
125. Lester Conner 1085
  Ricky Sobers 1085
  Antoine Walker 1085
128. Josh Smith 1083
129. Kevin Johnson 1082
130. Michael Adams 1081
131. Buck Williams 1080
132. Tom Gugliotta 1079
133. Derrick McKey 1072
134. Alex English* 1067
135. Johnny Newman 1064
136. Sam Cassell 1058
137. Lionel Hollins 1053
138. Chauncey Billups 1051
139. Michael Cage 1050
140. Jamaal Wilkes* 1049
141. Antawn Jamison 1048
142. Jamal Crawford 1045
143. Darwin Cook 1044
144. James Worthy* 1041
145. Michael Cooper 1033
  A.C. Green 1033
147. Tony Allen 1032
148. Tim Duncan 1025
  Mickey Johnson 1025
150. Stephon Marbury 1022
  Paul Westphal 1022
152. Russell Westbrook 1021
153. Raymond Felton 1019
154. Joe Johnson 1017
  Johnny Moore 1017
156. Paul Millsap 1010
157. Avery Johnson 1007
158. John Drew 1004
159. Danny Manning 1000
160. Sam Lacey 999
161. Paul Pressey 997
162. Michael Finley 996
163. Jason Richardson 995
164. Foots Walker 992
165. Craig Ehlo 989
166. Shane Battier 988
167. Dell Curry 985
168. Vernon Maxwell 975
  Eric Snow 975
170. Dale Ellis 974
  Stacey Augmon 974
172. Robert Reid 973
173. Kirk Hinrich 972
174. Carmelo Anthony 970
  Tony Parker 970
176. Rick Fox 967
  Marcus Camby 967
178. Mike Conley 963
  Rudy Gay 963
180. Slick Watts 961
181. Kevin Willis 958
  Glen Rice 958
183. Brent Barry 955
184. Damon Stoudamire 953
185. Mike Woodson 952
  Larry Kenon 952
187. Jim Paxson 951
  John Starks 951
189. Thaddeus Young 944
  Adrian Dantley* 944
191. Dan Issel* 943
192. Elton Brand 940
  Dudley Bradley 940
194. M.L. Carr 939
  Gerald Henderson 939
  Nene Hilario 939
197. Fatty Taylor 935
198. Jason Williams 933
199. Darrell Griffith 931
200. Allen Leavell 929
201. Vern Fleming 926
202. Sidney Moncrief 924
203. Spud Webb 922
204. James Posey 917
  Christian Laettner 917
  Chris Morris 917
207. P.J. Brown 912
  John Long 912
  Aaron McKie 912
210. World B. Free 910
  Darnell Valentine 910
212. Gerald Wilkins 907
213. Joe Dumars* 902
214. Steve Nash 899
215. Kenyon Martin 893
216. Kyle Lowry 892
217. Marques Johnson 888
218. Greg Anthony 887
219. Stephen Curry 886
220. Tom Chambers 885
221. Steve Mix 884
  Gilbert Arenas 884
223. Clarence Weatherspoon 880
224. Purvis Short 878
  Cuttino Mobley 878
226. Greg Ballard 877
227. Bryon Russell 874
228. Devin Harris 873
  Earl Watson 873
230. Larry Nance 872
231. Mario Chalmers 871
232. Jerry Stackhouse 869
  Ron Lee 869
234. Rodney Rogers 868
235. Dwight Howard 867
236. Bernard King* 866
237. Elvin Hayes* 864
238. Mark Price 860
239. Al Harrington 858
  Otis Birdsong 858
241. Detlef Schrempf 856
242. Bo Outlaw 855
243. J.R. Smith 854
244. Vinnie Johnson 852
245. Lamar Odom 848
246. Corey Brewer 847
247. Larry Steele 846
  Steve Francis 846
  Scott Wedman 846
250. Otis Thorpe 840

NBA

NBA Table
Rank Player STL
1. John Stockton* 3265
2. Jason Kidd 2684
3. Michael Jordan* 2514
4. Gary Payton* 2445
5. Maurice Cheeks 2310
6. Scottie Pippen* 2307
7. Clyde Drexler* 2207
8. Hakeem Olajuwon* 2162
9. Alvin Robertson 2112
10. Karl Malone* 2085
11. Mookie Blaylock 2075
12. Allen Iverson* 1983
13. Derek Harper 1957
14. Kobe Bryant 1944
15. Isiah Thomas* 1861
16. Kevin Garnett 1859
17. Chris Paul 1793
18. Shawn Marion 1759
19. Paul Pierce 1748
20. Magic Johnson* 1724
21. Ron Harper 1716
22. Metta World Peace 1711
23. Fat Lever 1666
24. LeBron James 1657
25. Charles Barkley* 1648
26. Gus Williams 1638
27. Hersey Hawkins 1622
28. Eddie Jones 1620
29. Rod Strickland 1616
30. Mark Jackson 1608
31. Terry Porter 1583
32. Doc Rivers 1563
33. Larry Bird* 1556
34. Doug Christie 1555
35. Andre Miller 1546
36. Nate McMillan 1544
37. Jeff Hornacek 1536
38. Chris Mullin* 1530
  Baron Davis 1530
40. Kendall Gill 1519
41. Jason Terry 1515
42. Julius Erving* 1508
43. Reggie Miller* 1505
44. Dennis Johnson* 1477
45. Andre Iguodala 1472
46. Micheal Ray Richardson 1463
47. Ray Allen 1451
48. Jerome Kersey 1439
49. Tim Hardaway 1428
50. Dwyane Wade 1414
51. Randy Smith 1403
52. Clifford Robinson 1402
53. David Robinson* 1388
54. Dominique Wilkins* 1378
55. Ben Wallace 1369
  Muggsy Bogues 1369
57. Vince Carter 1361
58. Derek Fisher 1352
59. Charles Oakley 1351
60. Rickey Green 1348
61. Quinn Buckner 1337
62. Monta Ellis 1331
63. T.R. Dunn 1316
64. Latrell Sprewell 1294
65. Alvan Adams 1289
66. Vlade Divac 1288
67. David Wesley 1280
  Walter Davis 1280
69. John Lucas 1273
70. Manu Ginobili 1267
71. Kenny Anderson 1258
72. Terry Cummings 1255
73. Grant Hill 1248
74. Brevin Knight 1229
75. Tyrone Corbin 1228
76. Byron Scott 1224
77. Robert Parish* 1219
78. Mitch Richmond* 1211
79. Reggie Theus 1206
80. Gerald Wallace 1200
81. Grant Long 1199
82. Ray Williams 1198
83. Chris Webber 1197
84. Dan Majerle 1194
85. Norm Nixon 1187
86. Shawn Kemp 1185
  Rajon Rondo 1185
88. Trevor Ariza 1179
89. Mike Bibby 1172
90. Calvin Murphy* 1165
91. Caron Butler 1163
92. Jack Sikma 1162
93. Don Buse 1160
  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 1160
95. Robert Horry 1158
96. Jay Humphries 1153
97. Chris Ford 1152
98. Fred Brown 1149
99. Horace Grant 1143
100. Terrell Brandon 1142
101. Sedale Threatt 1138
102. Patrick Ewing* 1136
  Tracy McGrady 1136
104. Danny Ainge 1133
  Darrell Armstrong 1133
106. Dirk Nowitzki 1128
107. Anfernee Hardaway 1125
108. Lindsey Hunter 1120
  Sleepy Floyd 1120
110. Rashard Lewis 1115
111. Nick Anderson 1114
112. Stephen Jackson 1109
113. Sam Perkins 1105
114. Rick Barry* 1104
115. Andrei Kirilenko 1097
116. Larry Hughes 1092
117. Darrell Walker 1090
  Rasheed Wallace 1090
119. Moses Malone* 1089
120. Lester Conner 1085
  Antoine Walker 1085
  Ricky Sobers 1085
123. Josh Smith 1083
124. Kevin Johnson 1082
125. Michael Adams 1081
126. Buck Williams 1080
127. Tom Gugliotta 1079
128. Derrick McKey 1072
129. Alex English* 1067
130. Johnny Newman 1064
131. Sam Cassell 1058
132. Lionel Hollins 1053
133. Chauncey Billups 1051
134. Bobby Jones 1050
  Michael Cage 1050
136. Jamaal Wilkes* 1049
137. Antawn Jamison 1048
138. Jamal Crawford 1045
139. Darwin Cook 1044
140. James Worthy* 1041
141. Michael Cooper 1033
  A.C. Green 1033
143. Tony Allen 1032
144. Mickey Johnson 1025
  Tim Duncan 1025
146. Paul Westphal 1022
  Stephon Marbury 1022
148. Russell Westbrook 1021
149. Raymond Felton 1019
150. Johnny Moore 1017
  Joe Johnson 1017
152. Paul Millsap 1010
153. Avery Johnson 1007
154. John Drew 1004
155. Danny Manning 1000
156. Sam Lacey 999
157. Paul Pressey 997
158. Michael Finley 996
159. Jason Richardson 995
160. Foots Walker 992
161. Craig Ehlo 989
162. Shane Battier 988
163. Dell Curry 985
164. Eric Snow 975
  Vernon Maxwell 975
166. Dale Ellis 974
  Stacey Augmon 974
168. Robert Reid 973
169. Kirk Hinrich 972
170. Carmelo Anthony 970
  Tony Parker 970
172. Rick Fox 967
  Marcus Camby 967
174. Mike Conley 963
  Rudy Gay 963
176. Slick Watts 961
177. Kevin Willis 958
  Glen Rice 958
179. Brent Barry 955
180. Damon Stoudamire 953
181. Mike Woodson 952
182. John Starks 951
  Jim Paxson 951
184. Thaddeus Young 944
  Adrian Dantley* 944
186. George Gervin* 941
187. Elton Brand 940
  Dudley Bradley 940
189. Gerald Henderson 939
  Nene Hilario 939
191. Jason Williams 933
192. Darrell Griffith 931
193. Allen Leavell 929
194. Vern Fleming 926
195. Sidney Moncrief 924
196. George McGinnis 923
197. Spud Webb 922
198. Christian Laettner 917
  James Posey 917
  Chris Morris 917
201. John Long 912
  Aaron McKie 912
  P.J. Brown 912
204. World B. Free 910
  Darnell Valentine 910
206. Gerald Wilkins 907
207. Joe Dumars* 902
208. Steve Nash 899
209. Kenyon Martin 893
210. Kyle Lowry 892
211. Marques Johnson 888
212. Greg Anthony 887
213. Stephen Curry 886
214. Tom Chambers 885
215. Steve Mix 884
  Gilbert Arenas 884
217. Clarence Weatherspoon 880
218. Cuttino Mobley 878
  Purvis Short 878
220. Greg Ballard 877
221. Bryon Russell 874
222. Earl Watson 873
  Devin Harris 873
224. Larry Nance 872
225. Mario Chalmers 871
226. Ron Lee 869
  Jerry Stackhouse 869
228. Rodney Rogers 868
229. Dwight Howard 867
230. Bernard King* 866
231. Elvin Hayes* 864
232. Mark Price 860
233. Otis Birdsong 858
  Al Harrington 858
235. Detlef Schrempf 856
236. Bo Outlaw 855
237. J.R. Smith 854
238. Vinnie Johnson 852
239. Lamar Odom 848
240. Corey Brewer 847
241. Larry Steele 846
  Steve Francis 846
  Scott Wedman 846
244. Otis Thorpe 840
  Mike Gale 840
246. Deron Williams 836
247. Eric Murdock 830
  Kevin Porter 830
249. Rory Sparrow 828
250. Glenn Robinson 826

ABA

ABA Table
Rank Player STL
1. Fatty Taylor 803
2. Julius Erving* 764
3. Don Buse 658
4. Ted McClain 638
5. Ralph Simpson 549
6. George McGinnis 525
7. Mike Gale 509
8. Brian Taylor 500
9. Ron Boone 403
10. Joe Caldwell 385
11. Warren Jabali 384
12. James Silas 356
13. Freddie Lewis 355
14. Mack Calvin 346
15. George Gervin* 342
16. Bobby Jones 337
17. Chuck Williams 319
18. Bo Lamar 300
19. Wil Jones 297
20. Larry Kenon 277
  Gene Littles 277
22. Billy Cunningham* 275
23. Bird Averitt 256
24. Dave Twardzik 254
25. Dan Issel* 245
26. Rich Jones 239
27. Coby Dietrick 238
28. Louie Dampier* 236
29. John Williamson 223
  Darnell Hillman 223
31. George Karl 221
32. Marvin Barnes 220
33. Billy Knight 207
34. Caldwell Jones 205
35. Len Elmore 203
36. Mike Green 200
37. Willie Wise 197
38. Johnny Neumann 189
39. Billy Paultz 180
40. Artis Gilmore* 178
41. Stew Johnson 176
42. Bill Melchionni 172
43. Kevin Joyce 170
44. Al Smith 169
45. George Carter 164
  Maurice Lucas 164
47. Billy Shepherd 163
48. Dave Robisch 162
49. Ronald Thomas 160
50. Mike Barr 158
51. Jim Eakins 156
52. Bill Keller 155
  Byron Beck 155
54. Jimmy Jones 154
55. Jimmy O'Brien 152
56. Tim Bassett 149
57. Wendell Ladner 140
58. Gerald Govan 139
59. Ed Manning 137
60. David Thompson* 136
61. Goo Kennedy 133
62. Gus Gerard 132
63. M.L. Carr 127
64. Collis Jones 126
65. Randy Denton 121
66. John Roche 120
  Al Skinner 120
68. Mike Jackson 117
  George Thompson 117
  Charles Edge 117
71. Donnie Freeman 113
  Jan Van Breda Kolff 113
73. Moses Malone* 110
  Marv Roberts 110
75. Swen Nater 106
  Travis Grant 106
77. Ticky Burden 103
  Roger Brown* 103
79. Tom Owens 101
80. Kim Hughes 98
81. Mel Daniels* 96
82. Chuck Terry 91
83. Joe Hamilton 88
  George Adams 88
85. Barry Parkhill 87
86. Claude Terry 85
87. Darrell Elston 82
88. Steve Jones 79
  David Vaughn 79
90. Larry Finch 78
91. Mel Bennett 77
92. Patrick McFarland 76
93. Lloyd Batts 73
  Cincinnatus Powell 73
95. Bruce Seals 72
96. Red Robbins 71
97. Jim Bradley 69
98. Lee Davis 68
99. Don Chaney 66
100. Bob Warren 65
101. Fly Williams 64
102. Mike D'Antoni 63
103. Zelmo Beaty* 62
104. George Irvine 60
105. Jim Chones 59
106. Jimmy Foster 58
107. Larry Miller 57
108. Glen Combs 56
109. Billy Harris 55
  Rick Mount 55
111. Willie Long 54
112. Billy Schaeffer 52
113. Wilbert Robinson 51
  Don Adams 51
115. Scott English 50
  Mark Olberding 50
117. Julius Keye 44
  Mike Flynn 44
119. Wali Jones 42
120. Jim O'Brien 41
121. Willard Sojourner 40
  Lionel Billingy 40
123. Walter Simon 38
124. Bob Netolicky 37
  Monte Towe 37
126. Johnny Baum 36
127. Charles Jordan 33
128. Steve Green 31
  Dan Roundfield 31
  Roger Brown 31
131. Gene Moore 30
132. Ronnie Robinson 25
133. Allan Bristow 24
134. Flynn Robinson 23
135. Dennis Wuycik 22
136. Oliver Taylor 20
137. Henry Ward 16
  Jim Ard 16
  Roy Ebron 16
140. Rudy Hackett 15
141. Hank Williams 14
  Tom Ingelsby 14
  Clyde Dickey 14
144. Lamar Green 13
  Donald Washington 13
  Simmie Hill 13
  George Lehmann 13
148. Aulcie Perry 12
  Harry Rogers 12
  George Bucci 12
151. Jimmy Conner 11
  Jerry Chambers 11
153. Allen Murphy 10
  Milt Williams 10
155. Marvin Webster 9
  Terry Driscoll 9
  Goose Ligon 9
158. Bill Higgins 8
  Jim McDaniels 8
160. Art Williams 7
  John Beasley 7
162. Wayne Pack 6
  Jerry Pender 6
  Bernie Fryer 6
  William Franklin 6
166. Joby Wright 5
  Ron King 5
  Rick Darnell 5
  Sam Cash 5
170. Ken Smith 4
  Bob Nash 4
  Paul Stovall 4
  Collis Temple 4
  Gary Gregor 4
  Greg Lee 4
176. Bob Arnzen 3
  Nathaniel Barnett 3
  Skeeter Swift 3
179. Bill Newton 2
  Rich Rinaldi 2
  Dwaine Dillard 2
  Joe Reaves 2
  Kenneth Gardner 2
184. Bob Lackey 1
  Bernie Williams 1
  Roy McPipe 1
187. Mo Layton 0
  Skip Wise 0
  Stan Love 0
  Billy James 0
  Erwin Mueller 0
  Dennis Van Zant 0
  Reggie Royals 0
  Larry Cannon 0
  Mike Lewis 0
  Jimmie Baker 0
  Paul Ruffner 0
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